Having gone through fertility issues myself, I would love to help you bring your own much wanted baby into the world.
Infertility can have many causes. Women can experience ovulation failure or endometriosis for example or men can have a low sperm count or motility. Unfortunately in many cases, the cause of infertility is unknown or a combination of both.
How I can help?
I can be flexible in the way I help. I can either devise a plan for you (and your partner if you wish).
Alternatively, I’m happy to offer a one-off appointment to work out which way to go forward. Even just someone to listen and offer compassion can help at times.
Medical treatment can help in some cases, however I believe nutrition is the foundation for conceiving. Support in many other areas such as liver support, lymph and relaxation are also equally important.
Ensuring you are at the peak of your health, hormonally balanced, free of toxins is all so beneficial for a healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby.
I have a great deal of advice and tips to help you!
When to start a plan?
If time is on your side and particularly if you have health issues (e.g. fatigue, digestive, hormonal, immune) I would encourage you start to heal and restore issues sooner than later, some issues can take a little longer than others to resolve. If you can start a nutrition plan at least 6 months (or more) before trying, this will give you a good amount of time to heal and become nutritionally balanced.
Alternatively, I suggest you start a nutrition plan at least 3 months prior to beginning to try to conceive. (The cycle of an egg in preparation for ovulation is around 90 days, so taking 3 months to focus on increasing the health of your eggs is beneficial).
IVF/ IUI/Assisted conception
With IVF funding being cut, the pressure of funding the procedure increases. Being at your
optimum health & nutrition is just one of the steps you can do to help success.
I can suggest ways to help you prepare for IVF, many of which are simple to introduce into your lifestyle.
Pregnancy & Post-natal nutrition
I suffered many symptoms throughout pregnancy. In retrospect, I wish we had worked with a nutritionist throughout pregnancy and post-natally, it’s not only key for you, but for your growing baby.
Post-natal time is such an exciting, wearing and emotional time. Although there is little time or energy for a new Mum to think about nutrition for herself, it is such an important time for you to be supported, heal and restore lost nutrients after pregnancy and childbirth.